Sassafras is an attractive village located in the bushy and scenic Dandenong Ranges, situated just south of the popular tourist destination of Olinda.
The town's commercial centre is based around the junction of the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and the Mountain Highway and features a diverse collection of cafes, antique and craft shops. At the road junction is the Village Green park and adjacent to that is a plant nursery. Directly across the road from the nursery is the most recognisable building in Sassafras - the Miss Marples Tea Rooms which are housed in a beautiful two storey English Tudor style house.
Several boutique restaurants and stylish accommodation establishments are tucked away in secluded spots along forest roads around the town.